|Project Name||PATRIND HYDROPOWER PROJECT|
|Borrower/Company||STAR HYDRO POWER LIMITED
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Large hydropower generation
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Portfolio Management Division, PSOD|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Kondo, Shinya|
|Project Sponsor(s)||KOREA WATER RESOURCES CORPORATION
|Objectives and Scope||The Project addresses Pakistan's growing energy deficit by adding 147 MW power generation capacity and promote more efficient use of indigenous and renewable energy resources. The Project will also promote private sector participation in the country's hydropower sector under the Power Policy 2002. In addition, the Project stimulates local employment and economic activities.|
|Status of Operation/Construction||Main construction works commenced in January 2013 and construction is currently on going.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project is consistent with ADB's Strategy 2020 which emphasizes investment in infrastructure to achieve high sustainable economic progress, connect the poor to the markets, and increase their access to basic productive assets, as part of ADB's support for achieving inclusive growth. Strategy 2020 puts particular emphasis on expanding energy supplies and promoting energy efficiency through supply-side measures. Strategy 2020 also emphasizes private sector development and private sector participation. The Project will fit with these priorities as it will add new electric generation capacity to the country through private sector participation in developing clean energy sources.
The Project remains fully consistent with the ADB Energy Policy 2009, under which support to renewable energy generation has been identified as a key priority.
ADB's support for the Project is in line with the Country Partnership Strategy for Pakistan during 2009-13 which particularly emphasizes the importance of energy sector development (particularly clean energy), private sector participation in infrastructure development, and expansion of ADB's private sector operations in the hydroelectric sector. The Project is a logical continuation of the initiatives of ADB's operations in Pakistan's power sector development and reform that is designed to promote an adequate and well-regulated, market-oriented power sector.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||The potential impacts during the construction phase include soil erosion, water pollution, effect on ambient air quality caused by vehicle exhaust and dust, noise pollution, safety hazards and public health concerns for the nearby communities. These are being addressed through established sound engineering design and mitigation measures as well as environmental management practices in the construction process. Key environmental issues during the operation phase include downstream flow variations, waste disposal, safety hazards for the plant staff. Impacts on water resources and aquatic ecology from reduction of flow in the Kunhar River reach between the weir and the confluence to the Jhelum River will be addressed by allowing a minimum flow of 2 cubic meters per second from the headpond to minimize stress on aquatic flora and fauna. The Project's environmental management plan provides the mitigation as well as monitoring measures to deal with these issues and impacts.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project entails (i) displacement of 39 households, (ii) permanent and temporary land acquisition of 44.07 hectares involving approximately 94 landowners, (iii) around 624 economic trees, and (iv) one small water mill of rudimentary construction. The land acquired covers the headpond, powerhouse sites, weir area, construction camps and other project components. The headpond area is regularly flooded due to narrow river gorge at Patrind, making cultivation very irregular; even uncertain. People affected by land acquisition do not primarily depend upon this land as a source of income, and they are known to earn their livelihood from other economic engagements. In 2014, additional 0.19 hectares of primarily wasteland (0.17 hectares) from 3 families and river bed area (0.02 hectares) will also be permanently acquired. Acquisition of additional land will not affect any residential or commercial structures, businesses or livelihoods.|
|Indigenous Peoples||The population in the Project area is local people belonging to settled districts, and it is neither characterized by ethnic diversity nor does it have any indigenous people.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation||Community consultations started, as early as June 2006, during the preliminary stage of project preparation. The consultations involved the potential stakeholders such as landowners, shopkeepers, religious leaders and relevant public representatives and officials of government line departments. The overall response from the stakeholders was positive, although concerns for further clarification were raised, which included land acquisition, traffic hazards, employment, project benefits and cooperation with the community. Recent consultations were conducted during the 1st quarter of 2011 to update the data based on the status of current project design. In February 2014, SHPL conducted public consultation/survey with those affected by the additional land requirement.|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Concept Clearance||19 Apr 2010|
|Credit Committee Meeting||28 Mar 2011|
|Approval||11 Oct 2011|
|PDS Creation Date||09 Jul 2010|
|Last PDS Update||25 Sep 2014|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Patrind Hydropower Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu Translation)||Translated PDS||Sep 2014|
|Patrind Hydropower Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Sep 2011|
|Patrind Hydropower Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Aug 2011|
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